Halloween Cookies {Butter/Sugar Cookie Recipe}


I have SO much to share with you guys this week……..hope you don’t get sick of hearing from me! haha

First up……….I made cookies last week!! Halloween Cookies!  I realized I had not made cookies since Father’s Day.

Halloween Vanilla Almond Butter Cookies

I had a family that I wanted to send a thank you to…….and what better way than with cookies!! (I’ll explain all of that in another post!)

I’ve always used Royal Icing on my cookies.  But, after I saw Shelly’s video tutorial Covering a Cookie with Fondant on University of Cookie, I knew I wanted to try that!

I have to tell you………I LOVED how easy it was and how pretty it made my cookies look!!

I still like the taste of Royal Icing better, but it’s nice to have this option for something quick.

I covered some in fondant and others in royal icing.

Can you tell which ones are covered in fondant?

I’ve also tweaked my butter cookie recipe a bit, here’s what I’m currently using:

Vanilla Almond Butter Sugar Cookies

Yield: 30-35 large cookies or 60 smaller cookies

Vanilla Almond Butter Sugar Cookies


  • 6 Cups Unbleached Flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Cup butter (NOT margarine – I use salted butter)
  • 1-1/2 Cup C&H sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp pure almond extract


  1. Combine flour, backing powder and salt and set aside.
  2. Cream sugar and butter, then add eggs and extracts.
  3. Slowly add the flour mixture and beat until combined.
  4. Roll out and cut (see my video tutorial for Rolling Cookie Dough)
  5. Bake in preheated oven at 350° for 10-12 mins
  6. Decorate with royal icing or fondant.


*Cookie tips:

I used Satin Ice Rolled Fondant – White – Vanilla

Cookie cutters from Sweet Baking Supply, and some I had

I recently started using CK Meringue Powder for my Royal Icing and I’m getting much better results.

Best result with Americolor Solft Gel Food Paste for coloring

I couldn’t BELIEVE how much easier all this was with my Kitchenaid Mixer that I got with my Swagbucks!

Find TONS of GREAT tips at University of Cookie and Bake at 350

*some of those are affiliate links, but they are all items I do use.


Do you bake Halloween cookies?

you may also enjoy my

Christmas Cookies

Valentines Day Cookies

Easter Cookies

Father’s Day Cookies

Smiley Face Cookies

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. Great looking cookies. Can’t tell which ones are royal icing or fondant, though…

  2. those look soooo good! I think the ghost is fondant, but that’s the only one I’ll even take a guess at! haha! I love the candy corn ones & the spider webs, those are awesome!!! How many cookies does this recipe make?

    • The ghosts, bats and Boo “flower” are fondant with a little royal icing for
      details…..the candy corn and spider webs are all royal icing.

      Up in my post right under the recipe title I have that it yields approx 30-35 large cookies or 60
      smaller cookies

  3. Those cookies look almost too pretty to eat!

  4. Those cookies are GORGEOUS! And thanks for sharing your cookie recipe with us. 🙂

  5. Your spiderwebs are perfect and your smiling candy corns with eyes are the cutest. Super job on the decorating Cheryl.

  6. Those are gorgeous Cheryl. I am so envious to people who can make gorgeous cookies. I can gorgeously eat them and that is about it.

  7. Great cookies. I love working with fondant, is way easier than royal icing and piping. Awesome job!

  8. beautiful, Cheryl!
    I love that sugar cookie recipe! It’s my favorite!

    I cannot believe you got your KitchenAid with your Swagbucks! I am officially impressed!

  9. I LOVE these cookies!!! I’m going to try some more fondant. I forget about it, but yours are so cute, I know I’ll remember now! 🙂

  10. I tried to make royal icing once…didn’t look like that, haha! WOW those are impressive!!!

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  19. Such colorful cookies. I love them! I’m a big Halloween fan too.

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous!! Your making me want to break out my Halloween cutters 🙂

  25. Cheryl – these are adorable!!! You my friend, are uber talented!!!

  26. Wow, Cheryl! Those are so beautiful! I will never have the patience, but I truly admire what you’ve done here.

  27. These are so adorable, Cheryl!! Really beautiful. You rock!!

  28. Cheryl, these look wonderful! I must check out that tutorial!

    I’m celebrating my 3 year blogiversary this week. I’d love for you to come by and enter my follower giveaway. The prize pack includes a Presto Cool Touch Griddle!

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  30. Oh Cheryl!
    I could eat every one of those adorable cookies!
    I mean they are too cute!
    And who would have thought FONDANT would be EASY!
    Too cute!
    And I KNOW the family loved them!
    And you have got it going on with that TIP section!
    Love it Girlie!

  31. The recipe sounds great and the cookies are darling! The candy corn is my favorite:)

  32. you make it look so easy. i envy your steady hand to decorate those cookies. you have some serious skill, my friend. i’m anxious to try your recipe for christmas cookies!

    i totally think the spider web & the bat count as a silhouette, btw! 😉

    thanks for linking to the silhouette party & for your tweets.

    have a super weekend!

  33. i meant to ask – did you find a sponsor for blissdom?

    i know it’s months away, but all this talk about it since the tickets go on sale for us first timers has got me so excited! i would love to meet you in person & give you a big hug!

    hope it happens for both of us!


  34. What a fun treat! That would be the perfect entry for our Halloween Recipe Contest! You can read all about it here. I hope you decide to enter it!

  35. Those cookies are amazingly beautiful. They all look so professional.

  36. These look simply fabulous! I love the spider webs – too cute! Satin Ice Fondant is the best! Fantastic job – Love them! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  40. These Halloween cookies look like they came out of a magazine! How lovely!

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  43. Those are so cute. I should try this one first to make it perfect for Halloween. LOl. My kids will surely love these cookies especially the web spider cookies.

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  45. I tried those cookies this Halloween and it is really so delicious. Most of the kids on our neighborhood keep on getting back to our house just to ask for their Halloween cookie treats. Thanks for sharing these cookies.

  46. Nice decorating job! I bet they’re delicious too.

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